Author Topic: Fitting Svalbard 1 footprint.  (Read 260 times)

brendan

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Fitting Svalbard 1 footprint.
« on: 18:54:50, 13/09/20 »
Hi, just got the Svalbard 1 tent and footprint. Not at all experienced in hiking - I'm 70 and decided to have a go at wild camping at long long last.  Managed to put tent up but there's no instructions at all for attaching the Svalbard footprint. There's no video I can find that actually shows you. Presumably the pegs go through the tent looks and through the footprint's but the footprint doesn't appear to have loops! No doubt it's all very obvious but sadly not to me. Contacted Svalbard but alas no response. Any help GREATLY appreciated!

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Re: Fitting Svalbard 1 footprint.
« Reply #1 on: 19:16:12, 13/09/20 »
Don't you just put the footprint on the ground and pitch on top of it?  That is what we did in the good old days when a footprint was still called a groundsheet. 
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Re: Fitting Svalbard 1 footprint.
« Reply #2 on: 22:06:45, 13/09/20 »
That's what I do, I lay my footprint down, place the inner tent on top, put pegs through the brass tent and footprint holes, done!

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Re: Fitting Svalbard 1 footprint.
« Reply #3 on: 22:58:55, 13/09/20 »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1TmrBA8AUA


The German presenter has rather too much to say for himself, but skip to 7 minutes.
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kinkyboots

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Re: Fitting Svalbard 1 footprint.
« Reply #4 on: 08:07:46, 14/09/20 »
We've been here before back in March http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=40042.0

Contact Nordisk at both the following locations by email first and then if necessary by phone.

Nordisk UK
Lowbrook Barn
Lancaster Road
Lancaster
LA2 6AL

Tel: 01524 548040
[email protected]


Nordisk Company
Papirfabrikken 74
DK-8600 Silkeborg
Denmark

Tel: +45 7373 4000
[email protected]

The retailer you bought if from may also be able to help?

Unless the design has changed your footprint should look like this with the 7 straps and there must be a simple way of adjusting what look to be buckles on the straps to provide pegging points or to connect it to the tent?
https://www.outdoorgear.co.uk/Nordisk-Svalbard-1-Footprint-sku51555001.asp



EDIT

I found this which looks to be a slightly different version. https://www.doorout.com/nordisk-svalbard-1-footprint-zeltunterlage-schwarz.html



It looks like it possibly has no straps but does have what look to be female buckle clips which I assume are intended to clip to the male buckle straps on the tent?
« Last Edit: 09:30:37, 14/09/20 by kinkyboots »

richardh1905

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Re: Fitting Svalbard 1 footprint.
« Reply #5 on: 08:19:28, 14/09/20 »
... but the footprint doesn't appear to have loops!


Missed this. The footprint SHOULD have loops. I suggest that you contact your supplier for a replacement in the first instance.
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brendan

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Re: Fitting Svalbard 1 footprint.
« Reply #6 on: 11:44:15, 14/09/20 »
Many thanks. Yes indeed I've mentioned this before. My problem is the footprint should be the same shape as the bottom of the tent. Therefore the loops, holes etc only need be on the edge of the footprint so the straps seems only to confuse. Perhaps they are  - but couldn't get anything to line up in my mums garden - there's sorts of "loops" but what's the point of the long straps. My main problem is to find somewhere to practice pitching - difficult in a town in these parlous times and my mum's hours away..
Already seen the manic German - very teutonic and crazy abd given to mad-eyed laughter - the bit where the footprint is added is at a distance and I don't speak German.
Definitely making me feel very much an amateur and not a very bright one at that!
Hopefully things will become clearer when I'm on the side of a mountain, in a blizzard, phone packed up , hyperthermia setting in and darkness descending.
Will let you helpful guys know when I've cracked it.
Will get in touch with Nordisk - thanks Kinky for the info.
Brendan 

brendan

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Re: Fitting Svalbard 1 footprint.
« Reply #7 on: 12:08:43, 14/09/20 »
Chatted with Nordisk who tells me that the peg goes through what could be called an extendable loop on the footprint. Don't think it's a good design for a footprint custom made for the Svalbard 1 - however the chap at Nordisk was very friendly and helpful. Hopefully next go at pitching all everything will suddenly come into line.
By the way I wanted to send a close up photo of the strap but couldn't find a way to upload it to the forum - is it possible to do this?
Brendan

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Re: Fitting Svalbard 1 footprint.
« Reply #8 on: 12:14:06, 14/09/20 »
You just exceeded 25 posts. Try again. I use Postimage or Imgbb.
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Re: Fitting Svalbard 1 footprint.
« Reply #9 on: 12:16:51, 14/09/20 »
Have a read - this shows you how to post images http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=38109.msg540749#msg540749

You first need to upload your image to a image hosting website then use the link that provides using the Insert Image button on the forum when you post.